With this release, Kendis brings valuable features to help you track your Program Increment.
In this release:
Inspect & Adapt
Dependency Enhancements for Azure Board
By Story View on Jira Board
AzureDevOps Integration Improvements
5.a: Multi AreaPath Support
5.b: Support for the Queries Folder
Color Palette Updates
Active or Inactive Users Setting through SAML
A more detailed description of these features and the corresponding help links are covered in the next section.
1) Confidence Voting
Confidence voting is an important activity during your PI planning session. With this new Kendis release, you can manage your Confidence voting ceremony with ease.
Ability to do a Confidence voting for the whole Release Train
Enable Confidence voting for the selected teams
Allow the users in your organization who don't have a Kendis account to participate in the session through a unique secure URL.
1. ) Voting Screen
More details about how to setup Confidence Voting is available at this help link.
2) Inspect & Adapt
Inspect & Adapt is a common session arranged at the end of the Program Increment to set Business values to your PI Objectives and receive feedback on how to improve things for future PIs.
The following information is available at the Inspect & Adapt view at Kendis
Setting the "Actual Value" to your PI Objectives
View the Program Delivery Report, to understand what was achieved, how many stories and features changed their original plans
Dependencies created and resolved
Besides these reports, some valuable reports are also show the performance of this PI compares to the previous PIs.
In the settings you can select your previous boards and Kendis will show multiple graphs to help you visualize the progress of your Release Trains/Tribes.
Program Performance Report
Program Delivery Report
Program Predictability Matrix
Program Performance Measurements
3) Dependency Enhancements for Azure Board
For AzureDevOps/TFS boards at Kendis, the dependencies experience is redesigned completely. It's a smarter view with better visibility, filtration, and sorting options.
3.1) Create New Dependency View
This view is updated with more options including "Description", Status workflow, responsible, and target resolution date.
Besides these additions, the system is smart to show you the warnings, if you are making dependencies in the reverser order, e.g., feature 101 is in Sprint 3 and it can't be a "Successor" to feature 7, which is in Sprint 2.
If you change the link type to "Predecessor" in this example then the warning will go away.
3.2) Dependencies List View
List view now offers more options in terms of filtering dependencies, sorting them by different orders, and being able to edit and delete dependencies from the list view.
4) By Story View on Jira Board
For team planning and tracking, Kendis now offers the option to view the team board "By Story View". This will show the stories as main cards and the features as a short label on the card.
In this view
View stories cards
Dependency lines are only for the stories
Not possible to create new stories, you would need to switch to normal view and create stories under the selected feature.
5) AzureDevOps Integration Improvements
5.a) Multi AreaPath Support
It has been a high-demand feature to support the multiple area paths at the team mapping.
With this release, you will be able to
Select multiple area paths for the team
Select the default area path for the drag n drop action (Moving story card from one team to another)
5.b) Support for the Queries Folder
It is now possible to navigate the full tree for your queries stored in your AzureDevOps account.
6) Color Palette Updates
It is now possible to select any color for your cards and the text. It has now following options
Set of color options for the darker shades
Set of color options for the lighter shades
"More Colors": Select from a range of colors or type a color code.
7) Active or Inactive Users Setting through SAML
Kendis offers "Just in Time" provisioning when new users log in at Kendis through SSO. However, if the users don't have any matching groups then for security reasons they don't have access to any boards, but they would consume your Kendis license, prompting your organization Kendis admin to go to the Users directory to remove all the extra users.
To make it simpler, the admin can set the flow so that any user that comes to Kendis without a valid SAML/AD group, will be added as an inactive user. They will be shown in the Users list as inactive and will not consume any license. Once you assign them to any of the board collections and activate them, the users will be able to use Kendis.
Kendis Enterprise Version (For self-hosted customers)
21 April 2021: Main release update
Self-hosted Kendis Build is updated with the following version
Build Version: 7d1d83168a46c99940020e0c71f061eca8306ea6
26 April: Few minor fixes
Build Version: 9558e8740a0fd4fa534a73672ec1ba38d30a817d
03 May: Fix for the Solution board Parent Link
Build Version: f6bf66fc953916932d9d49c174c2d0a8b24f544c
05 May: Fixes for the Due Date changes
Build Version: 4a77aeb8c18f07596b658914f8aeb5b935bf5576
18 May: Fixes for the empty user field, Board level admin can manage Confidence Voting, Inspect & Adapt and few other fixes
Build Version: ea9c87c2aad3cedced9cfe4219d4279da3eea931
20 May: Fix for the AzureDevOps API changes related to Tokens (Authorization error)
Build Version: 9d3b1645093540265da9b5f6d2887bc668d3a0d4
28 June: Fix for the Phoenix mode teams and sprints not showing and for the By Story View display fixes for the story points.
Build Version: b4644a20fb7f0da4d04171b863a07a7a1c52bcf0
27 July: Fix for special scenario for ALM user changes
Build Version: d958dff6b98d52f533a35a03bed732ebed7f2352